Connecticut’s High Priest

People had begun telling Father Kevin Wallin to stay away from methamphetamine. So he bought a fifteen-foot straw.

Heh-heh.  But srsly:

A suspended Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal drug charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Connecticut announced. The Rev. Kevin Wallin, 61, of Waterbury, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine. With the plea, he admitted that he received and distributed 1.7 kilograms of the drug, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said in a statement.

Wallin was arrested January 3 after an investigation that involved wiretaps, confidential sources and an undercover officer, Fein’s announcement said. A search of Wallin’s apartment found meth, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials, said Thomas Carson, Fein’s spokesman. Wallin sold meth to the undercover officer six times between September and January, Fein said.

In addition to a great fondness for meth, the saintly Father Wallin had some seriously colorful sexual appetites and preferences. Previous Moral Compass post on the rascal here.